TALIBAN CLAIMS IT SHOT DOWN ATTACK HELICOPTER, AFGHAN MOD DENIES

Afghan Air Force MD-530F Cayuse Warrior helicopter fires its two FN M3P .50 Cal machine guns during a media demonstration, April 9, 2015, at a training range outside of Kabul, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Perry Aston/Released) On July 29, a MD 530F Cayuse Warrior light scout attack helicopter of the Afghan … Continue reading TALIBAN CLAIMS IT SHOT DOWN ATTACK HELICOPTER, AFGHAN MOD DENIES

The Role of the Islamic State in the Assad Regime’s Strategy for Survival

Matthew Levitt Without years of tolerance and outright support from Damascus, the terrorist network could not have evolved into the powerful organization it became over the past decade. The following is an excerpt from The Fight Against Terrorism: Achievements and Challenges (Bruylant, 2021), a liber amicorum compilation prepared by Christiane Hohn, Isabel Saavedra, and Anne Weyembergh in … Continue reading The Role of the Islamic State in the Assad Regime’s Strategy for Survival

Five Civilians Killed in Mortar Attack in Zabul: Official

At least five civilians, including three children and two women, were killed after a mortar landed on civilian homes in the city of Qalat, the center of Zabul province in the south of Afghanistan, a health official said. The incident happened during a clash between government forces and the Taliban on the outskirts of Qalat … Continue reading Five Civilians Killed in Mortar Attack in Zabul: Official